The Imperial Hotel has changed markedly since the 1980's and it is a first class establishment with fantastic staff. However personally I think the renovations have destroyed it's soul. The old Imperial had a lot of old world charm. The new Imperial is ritzy and very expensive. It is a great place to stay but if you are on a budget I would have a look at other properties in Delhi. Also beware that their bar is fine but check the drink prices carefully before ordering your $200 bottle of wine. Nevertheless a great hotel.